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    daily diet..how much of seed, pellet,fruit ..daily??

    Just looking to start a good daily diet .. how much seed, pellet,fruit daily.. I read you should feed 2 x a day?? if so how much each time?? is there anything you should not give daily..like fruit..?? thanks,... the cockatiel is about 7 wks old.. Kim

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    Re: daily diet..how much of seed, pellet,fruit ..daily??

    Personally, right now...
    -Pellet is available at all times.
    -Veggies are given at all times when I am home (so I can change them out every 2 hours so they do not spoil).
    -seeds are given 3x a week, don't expect your tiel to eat anything else on these days!

    Some sort of food should be available at ALL times. the bid will regulate his eating just fine. Never withold food from a bird.

    I try to give him all the veggies he will eat, pellets to ensure he is getting enough of all his nutrients, and seed because seed is good for them, too-just in moderation.
    Sprouted seed/fruits are all included when I say "veggies."

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    Re: daily diet..how much of seed, pellet,fruit ..daily??

    Thanks.. I have a cockatiel blend it has millet, seeds, and other goodies in it.. the bird farm guy gave it to me.. it is made by higgins..would this be ok to give daily?? or should I limit it to every other day or what?? sorry to be a pest.
    . Kim

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    Re: daily diet..how much of seed, pellet,fruit ..daily??

    It really dpends what's in it

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    Re: daily diet..how much of seed, pellet,fruit ..daily??

    if it has just seed and nuts its not good enough to be given every day. Your baby really needs the fresh fruit and a good quality pellet (some are just plain crap). Vetafarm is good.

    My avian vet told me it should be 60% pellet, 20% fresh fruit and veg, and 20% seed. Opinions vary on the percentages, but an all seed and nut diet will lead to nutritional deficiencies.

    Let us know how your bird take to pellets and veggies. I've had trouble with Spike accepting pellets so i'm interested in seeing how you go!

    And good work taking the time to make sure your baby gets the very best of care!

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